Rumours of the royals fall out came from a tell-all biography on Harry and Meghan Markle’s exit from the Royal Family on March 31. Finding Freedom, written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, claimed Charles and his son have a “hot and cold” relationship.
Sources close to Charles said the Prince of Wales has rubbished the books claims.
According to the sources who spoke to the Mirror, Charles thinks the fallout rumours are “complete nonsense” and “wholly untrue”.
One of the sources said: “Not only is this book incredibly one-sided for various gripes from Harry and Meghan, claims of breakdowns in the relationship with his father and him supporting their various legal cases are entirely false.”
Part of Charles’ complaints about the book reportedly come from its claim that the Prince of Wales “is extremely focused on his public image”, which left Harry feeling left out.
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Charles’ rebuke of Finding Freedom also comes from the book’s claims he has a mixed relationship with Harry and Prince William.
The book said the Prince of Wales’ treatment of Harry may have influenced their “up-and-down” relationship.
Mr Scobie dished out more on the books claims in an interview with Royal Beat, and pointed to Charles’ 70th birthday photo with Harry and William as evidence of the father and son strain.
He suggested the photoshoot with his sons was difficult to arrange because “neither Harry or William made much of an effort to make themselves available for their father”.
Mr Scobie then suggested Charles’ role in the Royal Family has created a divide between him and his sons.
He also said: “Of course schedules do come into that but the other reason I was given was that the boys have in the past run hot and cold with their father.
“He’s not just their father, he’s also the future king and their boss—he’s the purse keeper.
“There are many political things here which can feed into a very up-and-down relationship, and it was felt by those at Clarence House that it was a headache to put together.”
Harry and Meghan have also distanced themselves from the bombshell tell-all.
A statement from their representative said the former Sussex royals were not involved in any way.
It added: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were not interviewed and did not contribute to Finding Freedom.
“This book is based on the authors’ own experiences as members of the royal press corps and their own independent reporting.”
Charles’ dismissal of Finding Freedom comes as royal correspondent Richard Palmer claimed he and Harry are on good terms.
Mr Palmer said on Twitter: “Charles did not support Harry and Meghan’s war with the media but I understand his personal relationship with Harry has been good.”
Charles was also rumoured to have helped Harry buy his new home in Santa Barbara, California.
A royal insider said to the Mail: “Charles had been keen to help out and put his hand in his own pocket to assist.
“He is devoted to both his sons and any time he can assist them he always will.”